CBS News has announced the murder of one of their translators in Iraq. Anwar Abbas Lafta had been working with CBS News for 10 months. He was abducted from his home last Monday. In a release, CBS writes “during the week, two ransom calls were received by Mr. Abbas’ family. On Saturday, Aug. 25, a cousin, who, along with Mr. Abbas’ brother, had been searching police stations and morgues for the body, received a call from the local police saying they had found a body on the north side of Sadr City. The cousin identified the body that evening.”
“This is not the first time the CBS News family has suffered the worst loss possible — the life of a colleague. We certainly hope it is the last,” said Sean McManus, CBS News and Sports President.